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Aston Martin, Ferrari Dino top Bonhams’ December sale


1967 Aston Martin DB6 has been upgraded to Vantage specification | Bonhams photos
1967 Aston Martin DB6 has been upgraded to Vantage specification | Bonhams photos

An updated 1967 Aston Martin DB6 and a 1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT each sold for more than $400,000 as Bonhams Motoring Department wrapped up its 2016 schedule with its December Sale last week. The sale produced £3.839,388 ($4.87 million) in transactions from the auction of collector cars, motorcycles and automobilia.

The ’67 DB6 was a four-owner car that was restored in 1997 and updated to Vantage specification. Aston Martins were popular with bidders, taking three of the four top-sales spots and four of the top-10.

The ’71 Dino originally was the Earls Court Motor Show display car and early on was owned by Formula I team owner Rob Walker. The car was restored in 2009-10 and showed only 52,000 miles on its odometer.

Top 10 sales, Bonhams’ December Sale

1918 Stutz Bearcat roadster sells for $270,646
1918 Stutz Bearcat roadster sells for $270,646
  1. 1967 Aston Martin DB6 4.2-liter sports saloon to Vantage specification, $454,529
  2. 1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT coupe, $419,168
  3. 1966 Aston Martin DB6 sports saloon (automatic), $273,475
  4. 1938 Aston Martin 2.0-liter 15/98 sports tourer, $250,481
  5. 1918 Stutz Bearcat rumble-seat roadster, $270,646
  6. 1972 Porsche 911S 2.4-liter coupe, $256,501
  7. 1934 Alvis Speed Twenty ‘SB’ tourer, $132,026
  8. 1952 Jaguar XK120 roadster by Fender Broad, $113,638
  9. 1964 Jaguar Series 1 3.8-liter coupe, $112,224
  10. 1992 Aston Martin Virage Volante 6.3-liter convertible, $109,395

(Prices include buyer’s premium.)

Bonhams’ next collector car sale takes place January 19 in Scottsdale, Arizona, followed a few days later by the company’s annual Las Vegas vintage motorcycle auction.

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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